The adjective ironic means something that is funny or strange because of being different from what you expect.

Synonyms are mocking, paradoxical, sarcastic, or twisted.

The word origins from Late Latin (1620s) ironicus meaning “pertaining to irony”. It also comes from Greek eironikos meaning “dissembling, putting on a feigned ignorance”.

It is ironic that the winner received a trophy for the spelling bee and the word “spelling” was misspelled.

I find it somewhat ironic that the current news about the other country is more focused than the current issue in our country.

She used an ironic reference to defend her statement.